[L'burg-Murder]

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A Lynchburg man is facing murder charges after a fatal shooting last night.
Police were called to the Meadows Apartments around 7:30 after neighbors reported hearing shots fired.
That's where they found 25- year- old Tony Davis of Lynchburg lying in a breezeway.. he'd been shot several times.
Davis was pronounced dead on arrival at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Police have arrested 18- year- old Moncello Andrews and charged him with Davis' killing.
He's being held without bond in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

[Tampa-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Firefighters are battling a huge blaze at an apartment complex under construction in Tampa.
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Massive columns of black smoke can be seen from miles away.
The fire is burning in a section of town that's been a target of serial arsonists.
There have been around 30 arson fires in the past year.
No reports of any injuries in this latest blaze.
Authorities don't know yet what caused it.
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[New-Virus]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
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There's a new computer virus, and it's believed to be more dangerous than the Love Bug.
Experts say this virus causes more damage.
It's harder to spot because it uses a random word in the e-mail subject line.
The F-B-I's top cyber investigator says it appears the new virus originated in the U-S.
So far, it does not seem to spread as quickly as the Love Bug virus.

[Pier-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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The Coast Guard has closed off boat traffic on the Delaware River in Philadelphia after last night's deadly pier collapse.
Investigators are looking for a cause of the collapse that killed three, and injured dozens of others.
Bobbi Harley has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sean Prosser/Bar Patron; :11]
[SUPER=01-D'wan Barrd/Victim; :48]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; :58]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=Harley, CBS news, Philadelphia.]

(( LOCATOR: PHILADELPHIA, PA
AS CREWS PICK THROUGH THE DEBRIS OF WHAT WAS ONCE A POPULAR TOURIST PIER. AUTHORITIES ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT CAUSED IT TO COLLAPSE SO SUDDENLY LAST NIGHT.

SOT: SEAN PROSSER/BAR PATRON


DOZENS OF PEOPLE WERE PARTYING AT THE NEW OPEN AIR BAR WHEN THE PIER. WITHOUT WARNING PLUNGED INTO DELAWARE RIVER. THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED DOZENS MORE INJURED.

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WITNESSES DESCRIBE A FRANTIC SCENE. PEOPLE GRABBING ONTO FLOATING DEBRIS TRYING TO PULL THEMSELVES UP FROM THE MURKY WATER. OTHERS WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE SAVED BY POLICE IN BOATS.
ONCE BACK ON SAFE GROUND MANY WERE TREATED FOR MINOR CUTS AND BRUISES, OTHERS HAD TO BE HOSPITALIZED.

SOT: D'WAN BARRD, VICTIM


HARLEY STAND-UP WHILE AUTHORITIES DONT THINK ANYONE ELSE IS MISSING, THEY'RE NOT TAKING ANY CHANCES. AS A PRECAUTION THEY'VE CLOSED OFF A SECTION OF THE RIVER TO ALL TRAFFIC. BH, CBS NEWS, PHILADELPHIA.

))[Lamberth]


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Authorities have arrested a Lynchburg man suspected of raping two girls at a slumber party last week.
18- year- old Errik Jovan Lamberth was arrested yesterday after police got a tip he was staying at a home in Appomattox County.
Lamberth is facing multiple charges including forcible sodomy and abduction.
He's being held without bond in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

[Social-Services]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Board members of the Henry-Martinsville social services are investigating the case of an elderly woman.
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The board met this week and unanimously agreed that all cases that end in death will now be reviewed.
This comes after some Martinsville residents lashed out at the agency for taking 20 days to save 75 year old Elizabeth Stolbun from neglect and abuse last year.
Police and Health officials found Stolbun in her home covered in urine, blisters and vomit. They rescued her from her home but she later died in the hospital.
Stolbun's husband and son are charged with elder abuse.
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[11Henry-Count]


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Martinsville and Henry County are repairing the damage done by Tultex's bankruptcy-- That's according to local leaders.
The Tultex troubles pushed the unemployment rate past 18-percent.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


But both Martinsville's mayor and the Vice Chairman of the County Board of supervisors said the future looks bright.
The leaders gave their state of the city and county addresses.
They say 18-hundred jobs have been announced since the first of the year.
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[SOT 5:51:03]
[IN Q=I am convinced]

((MIKE SEIDLE/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS VICE CHAIR: I AM CONVINCED THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN EVEN LESS COMING OUR WAY WERE IT NOT FOR THE AGGRESSIVE AND IMMEDIATE RESPONSE FROM THE PEOPLE OF HENRY COUNTY. BUT WE HAVE DISCUSSED ON SHORT-TERM SOLUTIONS SO FAR. WE ALL KNOW THE LONG-TERM SOLUTION TO THIS SITUATION IS TO BRING MORE JOBS TO HENRY COUNTY AND MARTINSVILLE.))
[SOT 5;54:56]

((SHERRY RAMSEY/PATRICK HENRY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: THEY BOTH TURNED IT AROUND WE ARE OPTIMISTIC THERE'S A GOOD FUTURE HERE WE ARE CREATING MORE JOBS, NEW COMPANIES ARE COMING IN AND LOCAL COMPANIES ARE EXPANDING. OUR FUTURE IS BRIGHTER.))

[SUPER=01-Mike Seidle/Supervisors Vice Chairman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sherry Ramsey/Patrick Henry Dev. Council; :11]
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[OUT Q=future is brighter.]
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Development officials say about one thousand jobs will be open in the next three months and will hopefully cut the unemployment rate by seven or eight percent.
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[Tech-Research]


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Virginia Tech is already developing some of the inventions that will one day put Roanoke on biomedical research map.
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Tech's Optical Sciences and Engineering Research Center partnered with Carilion.
The center uses fiberoptic technology to diagnose and heal patients.
Professors and students are working on 20 projects that the H-M-O plans to develop for use in Carilion hospitals and around the world.
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[SOT 28:06 - :26]
[IN Q=Our aim here is]

((WILLIAM SPILLMAN/OPTICAL SCIENCES CENTER DIRECTOR: OUR AIM HERE IS TO PROVIDE THE INTELLECTUAL BACKBONE THAT WILL GENERATE IMPROVEMENTS IN HEALTHCARE IN THE REGION AND ALSO RESULT IN PRODUCTS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY THAT WILL ALLOW OUR HIGH-TECH GRADUATES TO STAY IN SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-William Spillman/Optical Sciences Director;]
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[OUT Q=southwest and central Virginia.]
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Tech is matching Carilion dollar-for-dollar on research money for the center.
The university expects the investment to pay off in prestige.
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[Lottery]


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[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
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The other shoe finally dropped this morning in last week's 360- million- dollar Big Game lottery drawing.
The holders of the second winning ticket have come forward.
Lisa Hughes has the story.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]
[SUPER=01-Joe Kainz/Illinois Lottery Winner;]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=Hughes, CBS News, Chicago.]

((
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(LOCATOR: CHICAGO)


This Illinois family is feeling very lucky right now.
((nat of check amount))
Joe and Sue Kainz finally came forward ... to claim HALF of last week's 363-million dollar Big Game jackpot. It is the largest lottery prize in U-S history.

((sot))


The family lives in a Chicago suburb and owns a microbrewery. They bought the winning ticket HERE ... at this gas station and convenience store.

((sot))


They are splitting the coveted prize with Larry Ross -- a swimming pool
installer from Michigan --- and the only other ticket holder with the

six winning numbers. Last week, Ross said he'd buy a new house and a purple jaguar. Well, the Kainz's have their own "to do" list.

((sot))


((standup)) ))

[China-Trade]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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China is a step closer to joining the World Trade Organization.
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After some last- minute intervention by China's premier, that country reached an open- market trade deal with the European Union.
Trade ministers from both countries signed the agreement today.
The deal could have some affect on next week's vote in Congress on whether the U-S should allow free trade with China.
Today's agreement came after five days of negotiations.
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[Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A firefighter memorial is now a permanent fixture at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
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The artist says the statue depicts a firefighter mourning the loss of a fellow companion.
The memorial honors six Roanoke Firefighters killed in the line of duty.
Many family members of the victims say the will visit the site often -- to remember their loved ones.
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[SOT 4:46:16]
[IN Q=It's very emotional]

((IT'S VERY EMOTIONAL. WE WERE BOTH SO YOUNG WHEN HE WAS KILLED. LIKE MY SON SAID . IT'S KIND OF AN END TO SOME OF THE FEELINGS THAT WE HAD))
[SUPER=01-Francis Radford/Victim's Widow ]
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[OUT Q=we had]
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To many this memorial is also a way to say thank you to the six firefighter who were killed while serving the city.


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[wipe wipe wipe][Exhibit]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Another tribute to Roanoke Firefighters opened yesterday-- this one inside the Transportation Museum.
The exhibit is called the First 50 years of Roanoke Fire and EMS.
It will be run through December 31st.
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[Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
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Family and friends gathered to remember the six people that were killed by a fire at a Roanoke rooming house two years ago.
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Yesterday several people gathered at the spot on 5th Street and Church Avenue to remember those who lost their lives.
[SUPER=04-May 18, 1998]


Family members of victim Summer Green say they're still trying to heal.
They're waiting for the trial this summer of one the men charged with arson and six counts of murder.
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[SOT5:19:52]
[IN Q=I just don't want]

((ANGELA ATHERTON/VICTIM'S MOTHER; I JUST DON'T WANT ANYBODY TO FORGET WHAT HAPPENED. IT'S BEEN ALMOST TWO YEARS. IT JUST SEEMS LIKE IT'S TAKING A LONG TIME TO GET CLOSURE TO THIS SITUATION))
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[SOT5:20:45]
[IN Q=I'm glad that they're]

((LINKOUS CONLEY/VICTIM'S FATHER:I'M GLAD THAT THERE REALLY GETTING A WORK ON THIS. I'LL BE GLAD WHEN IT'S OVER WITH. I'LL BE GLAD WHEN THEY TAKE CARE OF WHOEVER DONE THIS))
[SUPER=01-Angela Atherton/Victim's Mother]
[SUPER=01-Linkous Conley/Victim's Father]
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[OUT Q=done this]
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[VO-NAT]


Family and friends of the victims say there's still a long road to recovery.
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[Atlantis]


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After three scrapped missions, the Space Shuttle Atlantis finally blasted off into space this morning.
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[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr., FL;]


It got off the ground shortly after six.
With six Americans and one Russian on board, Atlantis is on its way to the international space station to make some repairs.
The crew will replace failing batteries, boost the station's sagging orbit and perform a repair spacewalk.
Before today's launch, the mission had been delayed several times.
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[Hemingway-Manuscripts]


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A major literary discovery was made inside an old steamer trunk...
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


They're previously unseen first- draft manuscripts by Earnest Hemingway, from the short stories, "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" and "The Light of the World".
The works will soon go on the auction block at Christie's in New York.
They'd been stored since the 19-40s in the trunk belonging to Hemingway's close friend, Jane Kendall Mason.
This find is considered to be the most significant in literature in about 25 years.

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Patrick returns with Growin It after this.[GROWIN-IT]


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Most often, you will find herbs in the traditional "kitchen garden", but herbs can serve different purposes.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


In fact, some herbs are only for looks, while some varieties will work both as ornamental and edible plants.
A good example of an herb better left as decoration is the Blue Mound Rue, which actually comes from the poison ivy family.
This particular plant has an interesting place in history.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Blue Mound Rue...]
[SUPER=01-Evelyn Elwell/Water's Greenhouse;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=as quickly as poison ivy.]
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Elwell has over 200 varieties of herb, and in addition to the greenhouse location in Franklin county, Walter's herbs are available on the Market in downtown Roanoke. (------------)